[A4] Wheel/Tire question....

Quincy Chiang b5quattro at shaw.ca
Thu Jul 15 13:31:07 EDT 2004

Hi Tim,

In your case, the largest I'd go is 17".  My old A4 came with 17x7.5 RS4-style rims, looked awesome, handled great yet the ride wasn't bad at all.  Standard 17" tire size is 225/45-17, that works with 7.5" wide rims nicely.  I personally would love to get 18", but then you run higher risks of damaging the rims from pot holes and such, as well as much pricier tires.  Actually even for 17" size, tires are quite a bit more expensive than 16".


----- Original Message -----
From: Tim Hart <timhart at hcis.net>
Date: Thursday, July 15, 2004 8:24 am
Subject: [A4] Wheel/Tire question....

> I know you guys have probably done this one in the past but at the 
> time I was not tuned in, so please don't be too upset with me for 
> starting it again.
> My soon to be 16 son (you has decided to drive the A4 as his car) 
> would like to know about putting larger wheels on the '97 A4 
> Quattro 1.8t. Since it will be due for a new set of tires in a 
> month or two and he has volunteered to pay for a new set of wheels 
> (I buy the tires) I first wanted to get ya'lls experiences and 
> advice on the best sizes and equipment to go with. We're not out 
> for competition but good sporty looks and not to lose any handling 
> or ride. The stock suspension is good for us. The typical 
> questions are : how big a wheel? what size of tire on the new 
> wheel? that stuff. We do a lot of our own work and are good 
> mechanically, we are not west coast Jesse James mod type, not that 
> there's anything wrong with that , I'm just trying to let ya'll 
> know what we are looking for. Enough said, let the emails begin, 
> please.Thanks,
> Tim Hart
> Hart Applied Retail Technologies
> timhart at hcis.net
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